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Indiana road rage incident leads to gunfire on I-69

A driver was arrested on Monday, July 20, after police say he fired a gunshot out of his car window after cutting in front of a truck driver in an alleged road rage incident on Interstate 69 in Grant County, Indiana.

Indiana State Police (ISP) and the Grant’s County Sheriff’s Department responded to the scene around 7:35 a.m. near mile marker 266 after receiving a report of a driver firing a gun.

According to the ISP report, truck driver Robert Ferrell, 41, of Fort Wayne, Indiana, was traveling southbound on I-69 when he was allegedly cut off by a 2007 Ford Mustang driven by Jerry Steele, 53, of Indianapolis.

Ferrell responded to the incident by blowing his truck horn when Steele allegedly pulled out a handgun and fired a shot into the air, according to the ISP report.

Steele’s vehicle was later stopped near mile marker 251 in Delaware County, Indiana. Officers allegedly found a 9-mm Ruger handgun that had previously been reported stolen in Marion County, Indiana.

Steele was arrested and taken to the Grant County Jail, but he is out on bail after posting a $2,005 bond the same day, Stephanie Riggs of the Grant County Clerk’s Office told FreightWaves.

Steele is facing criminal charges including possession of stolen property and intimidation with a deadly weapon. An initial court date hasn’t been set yet, according to Riggs.  

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Clarissa Hawes

Clarissa has covered all aspects of the trucking industry for 14 years. She is an award-winning journalist known for her investigative and business reporting. Before joining FreightWaves, she wrote for Land Line Magazine and Trucks.com. Clarissa lives in the Kansas City area with her family. If you have a news tip or story idea, send her an email to chawes@freightwaves.com.

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